AP Carried Men's RPI Ratings for 16th consecutive year in 2009-10
2009-10 was the 13th consecutive season that AP carried the Women's RPI Ratings
For the 16th consecutive year during the 2009-10 season, the Associated Press (AP) carried CBN's RPI for both men's and women's college basketball, for at least part of the season. In addition, 2010 was the 13th consecutive season that the AP distributed the women's RPI for at least part of the season.
CBN's RPI was first carried by The Indianapolis Star and several other newspapers during the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons on an independent basis. Jim O'Connell, AP's lead college basketball writer and member of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Hall of Fame, discovered the value of The RPI Report early on, which eventually led to AP distributing the RPI to their subscribers. O'Connell makes frequent use of the data contained in The RPI Report during his many radio interviews during the season.